$495K To Study Medieval Smells - Senator Releases 100 Examples Of Extreme Government Waste

A junior republican U.S. Senator from the state of Oklahoma, James Lankford, has released a publication detailing 100 examples of government waste entitled "Federal Fumbles - 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball."  The publication is filled with truly infuriating examples of government waste that are sure to get your blood boiling. 

Here are a couple of our favorites:

Government Waste


And, to answer your question, yes we are well aware that nearly three-quarters of the federal budget goes to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Defense and that cutting out these small programs will have a negligible impact on the overall deficit.  That said, we hardly find that a compelling reason to waste $400k on a research paper "arguing that glaciers are best studied using feminist theories."

Federal Budget

The full report can be viewed here: